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Former House of Commons Chair Joins University of Nottingham

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The former Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, Neil Carmichael, has joined the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Professor in the Schools of Education and Politics and International Relations.

Mr Carmichael served as the Member of Parliament for Stroud from 2010 to 2017, and as Chair of the Education Select Committee from 2015 to 2017.

During his time as Chair of the Education Committee he helped challenge a number of assumptions and oversaw enquiries into Multi Academy Trusts, special educational needs and the productivity gap. His work in these fields help him receive widespread support across the education community.

Neil will begin his Honorary Professorship on March 2nd with a public lecture comparing the EU referendums in 1975 and 2016.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Carmichael said: "I am delighted to be joining the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Professor. My two key areas of interest are politics and education, and I have several key projects underway, which will inform my research and teaching here."

"I intend to play a full part in making sure the UK education system contributes to boosting opportunities for everybody and meeting the productivity challenge the country faces."